Waste can be a byproduct of industrial processes - or an item can become waste after it's been consumed.
Waste - be it plastic, micro-plastic, radioactive, or otherwise toxic - can cause major environmental problems. DW presents an automatic compilation of content around the topic of waste.
Tucked between snow-capped mountains, Lake Titicaca was once worshipped by ancient Incans, but now the shores of South America's largest lake are littered with dead frogs, paint buckets and bags of trash. Many of the people who live on the lake's banks suffer from health problems.
The Galapagos Islands are famed as a treasure trove of unique flora and fauna. More than 4,500 species have already been discovered there that live nowhere else on the planet. The islands are also a top destination for modern-day tourists. But this unique biodiversity is under threat from overfishing, an increase in garbage and alien species introduced by visiting humans.